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Quantifying beautiful places and their link to health and happiness

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EBDW03 - Integrating quantitative social, ecological and mathematical sciences into landscape decision-making

Are beautiful environments good for our health and
happiness? In this talk, I will describe how millions of ratings from an online
game called ‘Scenic-or-Not’ and a mobile app called ‘Mappiness’ have begun to
offer new answers to this age-old question. I will explain how deep learning
can help us understand whether beautiful places are simply natural places – or
whether humans might be able to build beautiful places too.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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